Born: Jul 12, 1949 AD
Currently alive, at 66 years of age.
1949 - Born on July 12th in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. American educator, writer and mother of Kanye West.
1971 - Earned a bachelor's degree in English from Virginia Union University.
1977 - Gave birth to Kanye Omari West on June 8th.
1980 - Earned her a PhD from Auburn University.
- Married and divorced to Ray West.
- She served as chief executive of West Brands, the parent company of Kanye's business enterprises, and as chairwoman of the Kanye West Foundation, a nonprofit that works to decrease dropout rates and improve literacy.
1980 - Was professor and chair of the English Department at Chicago State University.
2007 - Died on November 10th of complications from surgery in Marina del Rey, California.
- Released a book called "Raising Kanye: Life Lessons From the Mother of a Hip-Hop Superstar".
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